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By: David Lim - aberrant80

Disappearing elements?

2004-03-21 19:31

Apparently, if you were to add elements (static text, text field, image) into the detail band AFTER adding a subreport element, they sort of disappear. You just don't see them, not even a clipped portion. Setting position type = float didn't seem to help. Can any1 help me with this?

 

Do I actually have to create yet another subreport and put my static text, dynamic text and image into it before it'll get displayed BELOW the first subreport?

 

 

 

 

By: David Lim - aberrant80

RE: Disappearing elements?

2004-03-22 01:02

Ok, this is started to look really bad. I've created 2 subreports:

A: A table of data using the column header and detail bands.

B: A simple static text in the title band.

 

What I did: I add subreport A, then subreport B.

 

What I want: Subreport A (the table) to come first. Subreport B to come right below subreport A.

 

What actually comes out: Both subreports overlap each other based on their x and y.

 

My question: IS there any way at all to specify that subreport B should come after subreport A? What exaclty do I have to set? Is there a way to make the x, y and the subreport B relative to the end of subreport A?

 

Please help. This is getting really urgent... Any help/suggestions/ideas all appreciated.

 

 

 

 

By: Teodor Danciu - teodord

RE: Disappearing elements?

2004-03-22 02:11

 

Hi,

 

Don't you use positionType="Float" for the second

subreport?

Anyway, for this to work, you need to place your

subreport one under the other and thei should not

touch or overlap.

I would let a gap of at least one pixel between them

so that the second floats after the first one.

 

I hope this helps.

Teodor

 

 

 

 

 

By: David Lim - aberrant80

RE: Disappearing elements?

2004-03-22 03:35

icic, thanks alot Teodor! Now I understand things better. I got things working hardcoded, now I have to figure out how to calculate relative positions and check for overlaps.... sigh.

 

Could you clarify one more thing? If I have

 

subreport A: x = 0; y = 0; height = 20;

subreport B: x = 0; y = 25; height = 20;

 

Will the removeLineWhenBlank attribute work on subreport A? Is there a way to actually get subreport B to shift upwards when subreport A is missing/unavailable/nothing to show?

 

Thanks alot.

 

 

 

 

By: Teodor Danciu - teodord

RE: Disappearing elements?

2004-03-22 11:37

 

Hi,

 

I'm not sure (I don't think) "isRemoveLineWhenBlank"

will work in this case.

This is because we are talking about a subreport that

"will be there" even if it does not display anything.

It will work if you would suppress the generation

of the subreport A using its <printWhenExpression>.

This meas you should know beforehand if it should

be displayed or not.

 

I hope this helps.

Teodor

 

 

 

 

 

By: David Lim - aberrant80

RE: Disappearing elements?

2004-03-22 18:49

No worries then. That's not an immediate problem anyway. But I noticed that if I do not actually do a setWidth for my subreports, the float doesn't work. Also, does float work horizontally?

 

One more thing, having again

 

subreport A: x = 0; y = 0; height = 20;

subreport B: x = 0; y = 25; height = 20;

 

Subreport B seemed to float very far below subreport A. Probably has to do with it being relative? Is there anyway to specify that I want subreport B to be sticking right below subreport A.

 

 

 

 

By: David Lim - aberrant80

RE: Disappearing elements?

2004-03-22 19:14

Ack! Never mind the floating problem. It's my silly mistake again.

 

But the question about the setWidth and horizontal float...

 

 

 

 

By: Teodor Danciu - teodord

RE: Disappearing elements?

2004-03-23 03:04

 

Hi,

 

The elements have to have a with.

The are certain conditions for "Float" to work.

The elements have to be one under the other because

floating is basically about the upper element pushing

downwards the lower one.

And if A is too thin (zero with), it does not have the

ability to push anyone.

 

I hope this helps.

Teodor

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